Monthly Archives: January 2011

What implications will raising tuition fees have for current students?

An article I’ve written for Graduates Anonymous, about the impact of the tuition fee rises on current students. First, the good news. The amount that current students will pay for university remains unchanged. Changes to university fees won’t actually come … Continue reading

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Fantastic Headlines 37-40

Here is the latest batch of Fantastic Headlines. Suggestions are coming in thick and fast now. Thanks to everyone who keeps sending them in. I like to think of it as Paperback Rioter’s contribution to The Big Society. The first … Continue reading

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Because of this…we are feminists

I’m planning to write something about Dominic Raab, Melanie Phillips, and equality. For now, I want to just post this. I read this on a poster on a friend’s parent’s toilet wall. It’s my favourite writing on feminism: Because… woman’s work … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband should lay off the personal smears (that’s our job)

Ed Miliband’s main problem at the moment is that he doesn’t come across as Prime Ministerial. I don’t mean this in the superficial sense, by how he looks or how he speaks. People can make fun of him all they … Continue reading

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Fantastic Headlines 33-36: Man Bites Dog special

As I mentioned in a previous Fantastic Headlines blog, “Man bites dog” is given sometimes as an example of what news is. It’s no surprise, then, that media outlets tend to cover “Man Bites Dog” stories because of the, ah, … Continue reading

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Fantastic Headlines 31 and 32

A couple more Fantastic Headlines for your titilation. First up is this from the BBC. You don’t often expect to see “laser” and “pirate” in the same sentence, which is precisely why this headline is fantastic: Laser Cannon set to … Continue reading

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That resignation blog post in full

It was surprising/inevitable/necessary/amazing that Alan Johnson/Andy Coulson resigned, because these: continuing revelations/unusual circumstances/scandals just showed that: he was useless at his job/he was too good at his job/his position was untenable/the speculation would never stop/it was a wonderful day to … Continue reading

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